A Dream For New Life
I see a church in Narrabri where people in their hundreds come to find water in the desert of their lives. The presence of God refreshes their spirits and the love of God’s people brings hope to refresh their hearts.
I see a church in Narrabri that gathers weekly in homes and other places around the town and beyond. I see a church with a hundred cells meeting each day as lighthouses, shining Jesus’ love in each street and neighbourhood. Our cell groups will be places of friendship, encouragement, evangelism and growth in our knowledge of God.
I see a church in Narrabri that brings together the diversity of cell groups and shows each person that they belong to something bigger. Each week we will celebrate what God is doing in our community. We will worship together and we will learn together.
I see a church in Narrabri where God’s presence is experienced in every meeting, whether a cell group or a Sunday celebration. When we meet we will pursue the power and grace of the Holy Spirit and allow Jesus to transform us. As He changes us, we will find grace to take Him to our friends and neighbours. Encounters with the living God will ripple out across the Shire of Narrabri as we live in God’s presence every day.
I see a church in Narrabri where anyone can become all they were created to be. We have been called to restore those who are broken, to walk with those who are lonely, to heal those who are wounded, to accept those who are rejected. We will be a community where every person has a chance to receive the healing grace of Jesus. We will be a community where every believer has the chance to be a pipeline for the healing grace of Jesus. We recognise that a true community finds ways of practical, emotional and spiritual support for its members as they are lifted from brokenness.
I see a church in Narrabri that sends evangelists, pastors, teachers and missionaries. We will equip those who belong to the church to go beyond the church. We will send them out to take God’s grace to the region, the nation, the world.
I see a church in Narrabri that makes it easy to belong, to be healed, to believe, and to grow.
By the grace of God, New Life will be that church.